Author Archives: John Reiser

Beach erosion in Ocean City

While not as hard hit as the towns near Seaside Heights, Ocean City felt the effects of Sandy and is still in the process of cleanup. Back in July, I took a Gigapan photo of the Ocean City beach from … Continue reading

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From NOAA imagery, extent of Seaside Heights damage can be seen

The amusement piers in Seaside Heights have been significantly damaged. Funtown Pier partially destroyed. A roller coaster at Casino Pier can be seen sitting in the surf. Two buildings at the end of the Pier are entirely gone. For those … Continue reading

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Post Sandy imagery available from NOAA

NOAA‘s web viewer of post-Hurricane Sandy imagery is now live. Many portions of the Jersey Shore received incredible damage. Below are some before and after pictures compiled from the viewer. I’m hoping to get NJ’s March 2012 imagery available as … Continue reading

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Hurricane Sandy live data resources

As Hurricane Sandy is about to make landfall somewhere in NJ or DE, keep safe and dry. Move to a safe location and stay there. Don’t attempt to travel after dusk due to reduced visibility and the intensifying storm. Once … Continue reading

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Pulling data from OSM using XAPI, bringing it to ArcGIS

I was recently asked by a friend if I knew of an ArcGIS-friendly data set representing the highway interchanges within New Jersey. I knew the information was already available in OpenStreetMap, but how could I quickly pull just the highway … Continue reading

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New Jersey Bike Map public meeting

This Thursday, May 10th, I will be attending the final public meeting to discuss the draft New Jersey Statewide Bicycle Map and Resource Guide. I attended the first meeting at Cumberland County College, but will be again providing comments at … Continue reading

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Announcing LearnWebMapping.com

I am pleased to announce that I have started another blog, LearnWebMapping.com. This summer, I am offering a Web Mapping & GIS Services course through Rowan University Online. To promote the course and to help keep myself mentally focused on … Continue reading

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Zipcar is here!

The Rowan University Facebook account recently posted some not-so-clear messages announcing the arrival of Zipcar on campus. I was thrilled to hear the news! Having a cheap rental car nearby has prompted me to reconsider owning two vehicles. I live just … Continue reading

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Finals season is upon us.

Fall Final Exam week is now here and I have been dealing with an unending stream of last-minute, panicked questions about the software and the assignments. This semester, I have two sections of GIS I which is required for a … Continue reading

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Colleague in Need – Atanas Entchev facing deportation

Update: The GIS community has come out in support of Atanas and his family. Calls for letters of support have spread across Twitter and has been picked up by several other blogs: SpatiallyAdjusted (James Fee) GeoMusings (Bill Dollins) GIS Lounge … Continue reading

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